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3 hrs ago | Blazers Edge

NBA Creates More Space Under Basket

The NBA cleared an extra foot around the basket, increasing the "escape lanes" from 3 feet to 4 feet on both sides of the stanchion.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball

7 hrs ago | Sir Charles in Charge

NBA Power Rankings: Best Power Forwards in the NBA

Jan 25, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Kevin Love posts up against Portland Trail Blazers power forward LaMarcus Aldridge during the fourth quarter at the Moda Center.

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Related Topix: Sports, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA Basketball, Kevin Love, NBA Players, LaMarcus Aldridge

9 hrs ago | Rip City Project

Chris Kaman's transition to supporting role suits Trail Blazers

Dec 23, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Lakers center Chris Kaman and center Pau Gasol sit on the bench against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Los Angeles Lakers, Chris Kaman, NBA Players, Meyers Leonard, Joel Freeland, Robin Lopez

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Rip City Project

What would it take for the Trail Blazers to win the Northwest Division?

Dec 31, 2013; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Portland Trail Blazers power forward LaMarcus Aldridge handles the ball while guarded by Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant during the second quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, LaMarcus Aldridge, NBA Players, Chris Kaman, Los Angeles Lakers, Nicolas Batum, Robin Lopez, Wesley Matthews

The Columbian

Trail Mix: Lillard's USA Snub, NBA Live Cover

Welcome back! We took a little vacation over the past week to recharge our batteries but the Blazers-world has kept on turning.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Damian Lillard, NBA Players, Kyrie Irving

Blazers Edge

Which Portland Trail Blazers Bench Player Has the Most to Prove?

The Portland Trail Blazers will be depending on their young bench players to improve themselves and the team this season.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, C.J. McCollum, Meyers Leonard, NBA Players, Will Barton, Joel Freeland, Thomas Robinson

BleacherReport

What Marcus Smart Has to Do to Contend For 2014-15 NBA Rookie of the Year

While the NBA 's Rookie of the Year award is somewhat of a booby prize, often going to a youngster who found plenty of playing time on a NBA cellar-dweller, it is also a decent predictor of future success.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Philadelphia 76ers, Chicago Bulls

Rip City Project

Could Wesley Matthews or Nicolas Batum become a third All-Star in Portland?

Mar 1, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Trail Blazers shooting guard Wesley Matthews and small forward Nicolas Batum talk between plays against the Denver Nuggets in the second half at Moda Center.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Nicolas Batum, NBA Players, Wesley Matthews, LaMarcus Aldridge, Damian Lillard, Robin Lopez

MSNBC

Flip Saunders says he thinks Anthony Bennett can be part of Minnesota's rotation

We wrote about Anthony Bennett out of summer League - he showed having lost weight, ready to crash the boards and do the dirty work.

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Related Topix: Sports, Anthony Bennett, NBA Basketball, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA Players, Thaddeus Young, Philadelphia 76ers, Wally Szczerbiak, Kevin Love, Minnesota Timberwolves, Mo Williams, Sam Mitchell

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Blazers Edge

Former Blazers Center Joel Przybilla Retires

Charley Walters of the Pioneer Press reported yesterday that long-time Blazer Joel Przybilla has officially retired from the NBA.

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Blazers Edge

Moving the D - League season to summer

Would it make sense to move the D-League season to the NBA off season? I would argue that it would give more young NBA players a chance to take part in the league and not worry about being away from their teams.

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USA Today

Damian Lillard graces cover of 'NBA Live 15'

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard will grace the cover of Electronic Arts pro basketball simulation NBA Live 15. The All-Star point guard confirmed the news through Twitter on Monday.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Damian Lillard, NBA Players

BleacherReport

Are Portland Trail Blazers Being Bypassed in Western Conference?

It seems every season, no matter how much a team improves or develops, there's another team there to kick them down.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Chris Kaman, Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors, Steve Blake, NBA Players, Robin Lopez, Wesley Matthews, Thomas Robinson

Pounding the Rock

NBA virtual 1-on-1 Tournament: Stephen Curry vs. Damian Lillard

I love watching Curry and Lillard and seeing them at the same time, on the same court -- now that is why this tournament exists.

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Related Topix: Sports, Stephen Curry, Damian Lillard, Golden State Warriors, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, Oklahoma City Thunder, Serge Ibaka, San Antonio Spurs

BleacherReport

5 NBA Players That Need a Trade to Fulfill Complete Potential

The NBA is a dream come true for the players who work hard enough to make it, but plenty still find themselves one trade away from being in the right situation.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors, Phoenix Suns, Oklahoma City Thunder, New Orleans Hornets

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Rip City Project

Joel Przybilla retires from NBA Basketball

Oct 22, 2012; Toronto, ON, Canada; Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas tries to block out Milwaukee Bucks center Joel Przybilla as they eye a rebound at the Air Canada Centre.

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Related Topix: Sports, Toronto Raptors, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, Joel Przybilla, Jonas Valanciunas, Milwaukee Bucks

The Age

Aron Baynes takes on France's Mickael Gelabale.

The Australian Boomers will head to Spain for the FIBA world cup with some offensive problems to solve after losing the final game of their European tour 73-50 to France in Strasbourg on Monday morning.

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Related Topix: Sports, San Antonio Spurs, NBA Basketball, Aron Baynes, NBA Players, Boris Diaw, Nicolas Batum

Blazers Edge

Could Nicolas Batum ever be an All-Star?

The Portland Trail Blazers had their first All-Star duo in 20 years last season.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Nicolas Batum, NBA Players, Damian Lillard, LaMarcus Aldridge

Air Alamo

NBA Schedule: Top Five Must-See Matchups

Nov 11, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving dribbles the ball as Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose defends during the second half at the United Center.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, Minnesota Timberwolves, Chicago Bulls, Houston Rockets

Rip City Project

Portland Trail Blazers: 2015 summer chopping block

Mar 28, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah pulls down a rebound between Portland Trail Blazers forward Victor Claver and center Meyers Leonard during the second half at the United Center.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Dorell Wright, Damian Lillard, Victor Claver, Meyers Leonard, NBA Players, Robin Lopez

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